New York Festivals trophies are inspired by the city skyline

Sagmeister & Walsh has designed new trophies for the New York Festivals awards, taking inspiration from the city’s buildings.

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The new trophies come in a range of sizes, colours and designs, depending on the prize awarded. They are cast in aluminium and stand 20-35cm high.

Sagmeister & Walsh’s Jessica Walsh, who was art director and designer on the project, says, ‘Over time as people collect their trophies they will create an abstract version of a New York City skyline.’

Walsh says the new trophies are ‘inspired by Art Deco architecture, but contemporary in nature’.

A small projector is placed in the bottom of each trophy, so that when the winner lifts it up, their name will be revealed in LEDs.

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Stefan Sagmeister, creative director on the project, says, ‘We created a trophy that we would love to receive ourselves. Something that feels good when you lift it up, something that looks good as a grouping when you earn a few of them and something that displays the winners’ names in a new and innovative way – we’ve always hated the little glue-on metal name prints..

The new awards will be given out at the New York Festivals gala night on 1 May.

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